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Nina's Italian Ristorante

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8801 Lead Mine Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615-2722
919-845-1122
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Date Night!

Great meal served by a great staff! Had the Shrimp Fra DiAvalo and my wife had a pasta primavera. Both were fantastico! If there is a soft spot for this restaurant, it would have to be the wine list. While the wine selection is somewhat diverse, they are in desperate need of a 'Reserve' list... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
Brad945
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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  • Romantic
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English first
Raleigh, North Carolina
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266 reviews 266 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Great meal served by a great staff! Had the Shrimp Fra DiAvalo and my wife had a pasta primavera. Both were fantastico! If there is a soft spot for this restaurant, it would have to be the wine list. While the wine selection is somewhat diverse, they are in desperate need of a 'Reserve' list. Its busy so make a... More 

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323 reviews 323 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We always like stopping by this place on a last-minute decision of “Where should we eat?”. I had a Manhattan-style clam chowder last visit. I can’t tell you the last time I’ve seen that on a menu! Eggplant Rollintini is always a fave. About my ratings: In an effort to compare apples to apples, my ratings are strictly for establishments... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I was not a fan. From the business park location and the white trash clientele to the over-priced processed pasta that was boiled beyond tasteless, I had written this place off and didn't bother to review. My wife loved the parm and wants to return. If you want the typical NJ roadside fare, it's comparable.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Nina's Italian Ristorante is my choice for celebrating my anniversary. My husband and I love the calamari, especially the marinara that comes with it (I have to always as for extra). The last time I ate there, it was at the bar. I wanted some sort of condiment but the bartender didn't pay too much attention to us and came... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We arrived early for dinner and drinks after a hard day at work. We eat out 5-6 times a week. Many nights we don't feel like a heavy dinner so we end up each having a salad and splitting an entre. We were the only people in the restaurant. We each had a couple of drinks and decided to share... More 

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269 restaurant reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

...but, always reliable. Eggplant Rollatini app is big enough for an entreé. Scampi is very good. about $25 per person, no booze, no dessert. About my ratings: In an effort to compare apples to apples, my ratings are strictly for establishments within thirty minutes travel of each-other. It makes no sense whatsoever to give five stars to a top Paris... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We had an outstanding meal at Nina's. Our waitress was enthusiastic and quite helpful. Nice Italian bread with an olive oil dipping sauce was outstanding. House salad with vinagrette was ok, Gorgonzola salad included walnuts was also enjoyable. The Veal Piccata was superb, tender slices of veal served with lemon sauce and capers. The sides were tender asparagus spears and... More 

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109 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Note that I'm slightly biased as I'm still eating authentic Italian home cooked meals. Ninas is your typical American Italian restaurant. Decor is slightly kitsch with walls painted to look like marble and the big landscape mural on the wall, but has nice touches with the dark wood wine storage and tasteful gold chandelier. Service was friendly and attentive. Menu... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We stopped into Nina's early New Year's Eve for a cocktail. The bartenders were welcoming, polite and very entertaining. The old fashion drink I had was suburb and my husband enjoyed his dirty martini. Nina came around and wished everyone a Happy New Year. We will return to Nina's very soon and stay for dinner this time. The food has... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Haven't been to them all, but this is the best Italian I've found in Raleigh area. Also, check out the homemade Mojitas at the bar - these definitely ARE the best.

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Additional Information about Nina's Italian Ristorante

Address: 8801 Lead Mine Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615-2722
Phone Number: 919-845-1122
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8801 Lead Mine Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615-2722
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: 919-845-1122

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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